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ICU Management

Polish Health Authority First in Europe to Recommend Antimicrobial Copper in Hospitals

2016 27 Apr

Poland’s National Centre for Quality Assessment in Healthcare (NCQA) has revised its accreditation standards for healthcare facilities to include Europe’s first official recommendation that antimicrobial copper touch surfaces are incorporated as an infection prevention and control measure. Poland’s Hospital Accreditation Programme has existed since... Read more

ICU Management

Xenex Offers Industry’s First HAI Reduction Guarantee

2015 29 Jun

Global concern about antibiotic resistance and the spread of deadly viruses like MERS and Ebola is at an all-time high. Meanwhile, a recent Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) progress report found that U.S. hospitals have not met national healthcare associated infection (HAI) reduction goals. As evidence of the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot™’s... Read more

ICU Management

WHO: Antibiotic Resistance in ICU Infections on the Rise

2014 13 May

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new survey data stating around 30 percent of critically ill patients cared for in intensive care units will contract a healthcare-associated infection. According to the findings, the number of those infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is on the rise.With at least seven out of every 100... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals Face New Superbug Liabilities

2014 12 Feb

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath Technology Offers Patented SolutionSuperbugs. Nightmare Bacteria. Antibiotic Resistant Strains. No matter what you call it, it is bad news for hospitals, which face increasingly stringent financial penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, patient readmissions and follow-up diagnostics due to hospital-acquired... Read more

ICU Management

St. Anthony Hospital Unveils Xenex’s New Germ-Eliminating “Robot” to Enhance Patient Safety

2013 15 May

St. Anthony Hospital’s (Oklahoma) newest approach to disinfecting a room looks a little like a science fiction character. The new Xenex room disinfection system uses ultraviolet (UV-C) light that is 25,000 times more powerful than the sun to quickly ‘zap’ nasty organisms that cause infections like the flu, norovirus, MRSA... Read more


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